Links to Relevant Media Related to the Two “Gurus” in Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus.
Newsweek’s The Daily Beast. After the criminal trial of guru Prakashanand Saraswati in Texas, a New York journalist with Newsweek and TheDailyBeast.com read about the guru’s conviction and flight from justice, and decided to investigate the story. Ben Crair interviewed the three women involved in the criminal case, members of the Hays county judicial system who prosecuted the guru and are searching for him, several ex-devotees (including me), and a couple of current devotees willing to talk to him. His article was published on TheDailyBeast.com on Monday, June 2oth, 2011.
Austin American-Statesman. Shortly after leaving the cult on April 20th, 2008, I found out that an investigative reporter from the Austin American-Statesman was conducting research to write an article about the guru arrested on April 24th on 20 counts of indecency with children. I contacted the reporter and provided him with insider information on the organization and its leaders, and on my experiences inside the cult. You can read all about my experience as an informer to this reporter in my new book: Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus — I Will Not Keep Their Secrets. The newspaper published Eric Dexheimer’s two-part expose on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2008.
Houston Press. After the criminal trial and conviction of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, his guru, Kripalu Maharaj, took over his U.S. ashram and, in a style that smacks of George Orwell’s book 1984, removed all trace of Prakash’s existence. I was interviewed by a reporter from the Houston Chronicle about this in the following article.